We are halfway through the mandate argument; the SG is done. It is essentially clear that the four more liberal members of the Court will vote in favor of the mandate. But there is no fifth vote yet. The conservatives all express skepticism, some significant. They doubt that there is any limiting principle. But we’ll know much more after the other side goes because arguments are often one-sided like this half way through.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Trouble for the Government?
The SG has sat down, and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog offers this quick summary from outside the Court:
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